The atmosphere of coziness and comfort is undoubtedly felt from the first steps and from the first visit to the apartment. And this mood sets the room, which immediately attracts attention - the hallway. She directly indicates to guests the presence of taste and sense of style of the owner. The wrong approach to choosing the design of this part of the room not only spoils the first impression, but also destroys the holistic perception of the interior as a whole.
This particular room is the most frequently visited. Because she is the first when we enter the apartment, and she is the last when we are going to leave. But design and external characteristics are by no means the main feature that is inherent in the hallway. It should be multifunctional and as comfortable as possible.
Do not forget that this is a place originally intended for storing shoes, outerwear, umbrellas, hats. Also, some owners build in a separate dressing room in the hallway in order to save space as much as possible and place in it all things that have not found space in other rooms.
Features of the repair planning
This part of the room, as you know, should be designed not only in accordance with the rules and laws of style, but also with planning for the availability of functional properties. As a rule, the hallway is small in size, so it can be easily and inexpensively made neat and stylish.
To do this, you need to adhere to some tips that will undoubtedly make the whole process easier:
- The floor in the hallway is in contact with wet and dirty shoes. In order to avoid swelling of the floor covering, it must be covered with a moisture-repellent material that will prevent the floor from deteriorating soon after it has been laid.
- In order to save time and not spend an extra 2-3 hours on cleaning, you can take a closer look at the purchase of materials that are simple and elementary to take care of.
- The floor covering of the hallway is very quickly damaged and becomes unusable. Everything happens due to contact with heavy objects, wet shoes and wet clothes. That is why take a closer look at those materials that are resistant to various types of damage.
- Currently, materials made from highly environmentally friendly materials are especially popular. They will not only not harm your health, but will also decorate the interior with their originality and simplicity at the same time.
The selection of materials, as you know, needs to be approached carefully and wisely, but the choice of a color scheme also requires special attention. The hallway will look advantageous in pastel shades, against which you can focus on the bright objects located in this room. The most common and commonly used shades are beige, wheat yellow, white and gray.
White, for example, is very brands, so it is necessary to keep the room clean at all times. In addition, if it is successfully combined with bright objects, such a hallway will be filled with lightness and ease. If you want to make the hallway more strict and restrained, you should turn to the black and white version.
Finishing materials play a primary role in the renovation of a room. You need to choose them wisely, since this is the basis of the planned project that you want to bring to life.
The most successful solution is a combination of materials and textures. It is this technique in the design of the walls that will bring zest and add a touch of unusualness. The upper part can be trimmed with wallpaper, and the lower part with panels, which looks very interesting.
Conventional paper wallpapers in this part of the room are short-lived and impractical. Acrylic or vinyl will fit best here, which can be easily wiped with a wet sponge or rag.
Flooring. Due to frequent contact with water, the coating must be selected according to several criteria: moisture resistance, wear resistance, ease of cleaning. Most often, in such a room, porcelain stoneware tiles or laminate are used. These two materials can be combined, thereby dividing the room into two parts.
The ceiling, it would seem, is the last thing to pay attention to. But if his design solution does not fit into the interior, you can forget about the balance. Currently, multi-level ceilings have lost their relevance, and they were replaced by the usual discreet ones, which, if desired, can be equipped with decorative lamps.
With a plasterboard ceiling, you can carry out a number of manipulations, for example, paint, whitewash, wallpaper, tile or plaster. But the most popular are still stretch ceilings. They not only look spectacular, but are also absolutely easy to clean.
It is the hallway that secretly, but completely gives an accurate description to the owner of the apartment. Each member of it can say with confidence with whom he is dealing. But in order for the hallway to set the right tone and the right mood, you need to decide on the style and choose the right one. To do this, consider several options that you can and should take note of, so as not to miss the design decision:
Italian. Currently, cabinet furniture from Italian manufacturers is especially appreciated, as they are interested in creating not only beautiful and stylish furniture, but also high quality furniture. The main difference between such an interior is wood, combined with carved details in the form of handles or locks. This style combines sophistication, sophistication with coziness and the spirit of home warmth
Small hallway in a modern classic style… In most cases, such rooms are small, therefore, they need to be visually expanded by resorting to some techniques. Wallpaper should not be clumsy, heaped up volumetric patterns that press and make the room much smaller
It is also advisable to purchase a large wardrobe with a panoramic mirror. If you don't need a closet, you can buy a large mirror that will expand the space and add a couple of square meters to the room.
In the interior of such a room, there must be:
- Hanging shelves.
- Clothes hangers and hooks.
- Convertible chairs.
Loft. This style is inherent not only in large houses with equally large rooms, but also in small apartments. Thanks to the correct arrangement of light, a small room can easily expand visually. The main colors are black, white, gray and brown. Also, such rather cold colors can be diluted with bright elements on which attention is focused
You cannot use closed objects, only open shelves and hooks in visible places. The main elements inherent in this style are metal structures.
High tech. In this style, restraint closely borders on some kind of fashionable innovation, so the style of such a hallway will be radically different from the entire interior of the apartment. The main criteria describing this direction are glossy surfaces, self-leveling floor, the absence of any decorative elements. All furniture must be laconic, simple and minimalistic
Minimalism. This style eliminates the presence of many details, objects, causing and distracting parts of the interior in the form of crushing wallpaper. Minimalism requires a minimum of wardrobes, chairs and small decor items. A couple of hooks, a shelf, a sofa - and your hallway will become laconic, simple and spacious. This style is cost-free, which is a big plus
White modern hallway. This is a kind of "classic", since the modern style is now in great demand and finds a response in the heart of almost every person who wants to make one of the rooms elegant, but at the same time spectacular
Also white tones are present and country style… But brown shades should also prevail in it, which will bring warmth and comfort to the interior, coupled with everyday practicality
A room like an entrance hall needs not only practical, but also beautiful design, so this issue must be approached responsibly and seriously.
To make it as beautiful and comfortable as possible in the end, you need to take into account several points:
- You cannot choose dark wallpapers, as there is usually no natural light in this part.
- Materials that are easy to wash and clean are best suited, since the floor is constantly in contact with dirty and wet shoes, and they strive to smear the wall, for example, with a wet umbrella.
- It is also not recommended to purchase materials that can be erased by any touch of a hand or a bag, since after a while the room will lose its appearance.
And now you need to consider in detail some types of wall coverings and understand what exactly will fit into the interior of your living room, and will not stand out from the overall design of the apartment:
Plastic panels or MDF panels. There is an opinion that this type of decoration is intended only for office premises, but this is far from the case. This type of finish on the modern market is replete with a variety of shapes and textures, therefore, it can create a special atmosphere in your hallway
It is usually made from wood, fiberboard (MDF), or plastic. The last one is the most demanded and frequently used one. Its main differences are ease of cleaning, moisture resistance, resistance to the sun and, importantly, low cost. But it should be noted that this is an artificial material, and such materials usually do not bring health benefits, therefore, if you want to protect yourself from danger, it is better to replace the plastic with natural MDF.
The most reliable but expensive material of all is wood… Wooden panels can be attached to the wall using self-tapping screws or simply glued to the wall
Laminate. This material will be an excellent substitute for wood panels. Despite its inexpensive cost, the laminate will look just as rich, presentable and chic
Among the advantages are:
- A high degree of environmental friendliness.
- A variety of textures.
- Nice appearance.
- Low cost.
- Simple installation.
But in order to avoid deformation of this type of finish, you must remember that you need to buy it only if the room is dry and does not have a high degree of humidity. But even in such a situation, you can easily find a way out by replacing the laminate with a compact laminate. It is resistant to temperature changes, does not delaminate over time and does not fade due to a specially applied coating.
3D panels. In the interior, they look quite unusual and interesting. Due to the fact that they are made of plaster, they cannot be installed in every room. If you want to decorate the entire wall with 3D panels, this will be a losing option, since the room will look quite clumsy and tasteless. It is better to place them in the part where there is a door or a mirror, and paste over the space around these objects
After the panels are glued, they need to be coated with a primer and only then painted with any kind of paint.
Plain paint or wallpaper. Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate the hallway. But it must be remembered that this design method requires perfectly flat walls. This can be achieved with a putty. It's no secret that painting will simplify the interior and make it simple and unpresentable
It's another matter - wallpaper… With the help of them, you can create various variations of decor, for example, decorate several walls with different wallpapers or cover one with variegated, and three others with plain colors. But, most importantly, do not overdo it and make sure that all wallpapers have the same shade and do not stand out from the overall design of the apartment. For the hallway, vinyl wallpaper is best suited, which is easy to clean from various kinds of dirt. In addition, they will look more original due to the large range of patterns. And, importantly, a thick layer of wallpaper will certainly hide all defects and irregularities in the walls
Tile. This is a long-used method that has a number of features:
- It is reliable and strong.
- Long lasting.
- Resistant to moisture.
- Practical as much as possible.
- Has a low price.
In addition, the tiles may not deteriorate for many years and can be used in rooms with high humidity and constant temperature drops.
Decorative plaster. This material is undoubtedly the best and most sought after due to its textured features that create a unique atmosphere where it is used. Among the main characteristics are the following:
- The plaster is easy to clean.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Adjusts to any design.
Also, decorative plaster has many varieties, one of which is microcement. It adheres perfectly to any kind of surface and can create various textures, making the room as natural in color as possible. It is not only easy to operate, but also quite cheap.
Decorative rock. This finish is not cheap, but its use always gives a very dramatic look as it mimics the surface of granite and marble. Typically, such a stone is applied to the lower part of the wall or around any objects in the room. It should be noted that such material:
- Easy to assemble and disassemble.
- Will not harm your health.
- Will make the room original and interesting.
- Wipe down easily with a cloth or sponge.
Fresco. This is one of the architectural types and it is he who will bring a unique zest and gloss to the hallway. Frescoes are performed on various bases interspersed with plaster, and some even carry an imitation of antiquity, which is now very important. The murals are in high demand as they are environmentally friendly, durable, unique and of high quality. They are very expensive as they are done individually by a master. It is almost impossible to complete the mural yourself, but it is easy to install. You just need to prime the wall and glue the decorative element with varnish
Bark beetle. This is one of the types of decorative plaster. It bears this name due to the fact that the surface, finished with just such a plaster, really resembles a tree eaten by beetles. Among the advantages are the following:
- High degree of strength.
- Moisture resistance.
- Maintaining performance.
- Attractive look.
- Duration of use.
There are simply no rules for the color plan in the design of the hallway, because such a decision is exclusively individual, it depends on the lighting, layout and design of the entire interior. But it must be remembered that before planning the use of any color, it is necessary to visualize it, calculate the supply of light so that everything looks holistic and original.
Classic light range
This option is perfect for a small room with no free space.
It is light colors (white, beige, gray) that can visually expand the boundaries and add a few square meters to the hallway:
- Despite the fact that white makes the room larger, it is not suitable for the hallway, since it will become the maximum brand and will quickly become inappropriate. But even in this case, there is a way out - a combination of colors. By combining several shades, you can achieve a rather interesting result.
- If the room is dark enough, you can use this combination - yellow and white. For example, the main color will be white, and details such as a wardrobe, lamp, rug will be yellow. It is these details that will make the interior neat and stylish.
- Beige and cream tones will bring calmness and restraint to the interior. A room made in such shades can be successfully complemented with various patterns or textured objects that emphasize beauty and add effect to the room.
- Gray color, despite its coldness, will make the hallway sophisticated. The most advantageous option would be a combination of gray and red. Gray is known to enhance the effect of red, while red can magnify objects and make a room appear homogeneous.
- If you want to add notes of airiness, lightness and freshness to the hallway, a combination of white and sky blue will help. It is this shade that not only creates a special atmosphere, but also visually expands the space.
As you know, dark tones noticeably reduce the space. But with the right combination, an interesting effect can be achieved. In the event that the room is large enough and has windows, a dark color will only look advantageous. But, most importantly, to feel the measure and keep the balance. This can be done by combining dark and light tones. Dark walls, for example, will be the best match for light floors and ceilings. Only the right combination of shades, a minimum of furniture and the right lighting is the key to a beautiful and spectacular hallway.
The hallway and its design, as a rule, can tell everything about a person and fully show his "face". Every year, fashion changes, trends change, and in order to follow them in the right direction, it is necessary to clarify what needs to be done to make the room look neat:
- All materials that you use in your interior must be moisture resistant. This is an especially important criterion when choosing floor and wall finishes.
- Materials should be easy to clean.
- In order for the hallway not to lose its presentable appearance, you need to purchase materials that are resistant to damage of various kinds.
- The most important point is a high degree of environmental friendliness, which is important for maintaining the health of both adults and children.
Experts and designers this year advise to stick to these colors in the design: black, white, beige, gray and brown.
The same applies to furniture. It should be done in just those colors. Only in this case, you will achieve a fashionable and stylish interior, guided by a few tips for choosing a color scheme for the hallway. For example, if the room is made in gray tones, buying brown or sandy cabinets, shelves and tables would be an excellent solution. It is this combination that will bring atmosphere to the atmosphere, bordering on genuine luxury.
Since a room such as a hallway is small, lighting should not be picked up in a hurry, but weighing all the pros and cons.
For a really suitable choice, you need to take some expert advice as a basis:
- We must not forget about the rooms adjacent to the corridor and take into account what degree of illumination they will give to the hallway.
- The best option when buying would, of course, be matte fixtures. They shine less brightly and scatter light throughout the room.
- Lighting in general should not hit the eyes.
- If there are a huge number of imperfections, they can be easily hidden with the help of camera light.
- If the ceilings are not high enough, devices that shine from top to bottom are categorically unsuitable.
These tips will help not only to properly equip the hallway with lighting fixtures, but also to fill it with coziness and home warmth.
Accessories and parts
It is the accessories that can decorate a room, complement it, and add a special unique atmosphere. The main thing is to approach this issue creatively and tastefully. But it must be remembered that such details should be not only beautiful and aesthetic, but also multifunctional.
- Convenient place for both men's and women's shoes.
- Clothes hanger.
- A dedicated umbrella stand.
- Various shelves and baskets.
It is such small things that can endow your hallway with a large number of functional features that will pleasantly delight you and your guests.
How to register?
The design of each room needs to be planned clearly and in detail. Any, even the smallest room measuring 4 sq. m, can be arranged in an original and interesting way. The main thing is to know some of the features with which you can really expand the available space.
For example, in a small corridor of an apartment, you need to focus exclusively on light colors. White, beige, sand or light blue walls are visually moved apart. An excellent addition would be a separate mirror or a mirror built into the wardrobe, which will add a few square meters to the room.
In the hallway-hall, everything can be arranged according to the same principle. A very interesting solution will be the glossy ceiling and the mezzanines underneath, decorated with lamps or lamps. The same rules can be applied to ordinary rooms, for example, in a room with an area of 8 square meters. m all described techniques will look beautiful and effective.
Stylish interior design ideas
It's no secret that the interior of the hallway sets the mood for both the owner and the first person entering it. The main thing is to create a holistic picture, where not a single subject will stand out from the general idea and concept. Below are the options that you can easily implement and give the room a special atmosphere.
Such a classic snow-white hallway has a bright accent in the form of a black stand-out dressing area. It is devoid of bulkiness and rather minimalistic, which makes it textured and interesting. The impression is that there are no unnecessary details that stand out or distract. Everything is dynamic and effective.
This combination is one of the winning ones. The mirror significantly expands the space, and the yellow door attracts all the attention. With the right color combination, even the smallest room can be made stylish and catchy.
As you know, ergonomics will always be in fashion and trend. Such a hallway is not only beautiful, but also multifunctional. The wardrobe is successfully combined with the overall design of the hallway. In addition, a huge number of things that have not found a place in other rooms will fit into it, which is a huge plus.
For an overview of modern hallway design ideas, see the following video.